Panic attacks are a frightening experience and can affect people of all ages and backgrounds. They can be triggered by a specific situation or phobia.
During a panic attack people experience an overwhelming sense of fear along with physical symptoms such as a fast or irregular heartbeat, nausea, sweating and trembling. Most attacks last for between 5 and 20 minutes. Some people have attacks once or twice a month, while others have them several times a week. Read more Panic attacks and how they are treated